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Inspiring and Supporting Photographers of Australian Birds

  • Australian Ringneck (Image ID 28150)

    Australian Ringneck.   Photographer: Emmy Silvius

  • Australian Reed-Warbler (Image ID 29867)

    Australian Reed-Warbler.   Photographer: Bill Harding

  • Variegated Fairy-wren (Image ID 33027)

    Variegated Fairy-wren.   Photographer: Richard Smart

  • Variegated Fairy-wren (Image ID 37469)

    Variegated Fairy-wren.   Photographer: Emmy Silvius

  • Black Swan (Image ID 28645)

    Black Swan.   Photographer: Con Boekel

Coming soon ...

The Bird Identification Gallery is an exciting initiative – designed as a resource to enhance the species identification skills of our members. The gallery will house high quality images of adult males and females, immatures, juveniles, and plumage morphs (breeding/non-breeding plumage, eclipse plumage and published regional variations), and under-wing patterns. These images will provide a continuing updated photographic resource that currently is only available by purchasing a published photographic guide book. Populating this gallery with the highest quality images for identification will also provide our members with an ongoing opportunity to capture and have their images displayed as some of the best for field identification of Australian birds.

Digital images suitable for this gallery will have a clear set of identifiable criteria developed for facilitating species field identification. These criteria are being developed by an appointed Bird Identification Gallery Committee.

Images for this gallery will be selected from the New Images Gallery, the Main Library, and the past and current competition galleries.

The total number of images for each species will be kept to a minimum to facilitate a readily searchable resource. The preferred number of images is up to 20, as this is the (default) number of images that are displayed on a single image thumbnail page. For some of the more complex species more than 20 images may be required, but the maximum number will not exceed 40 images.

The Previous Bird ID Challenge galleries also provide notes on identification; you may find it useful to visit these for the sets of birds that have been used in past challenges.

Recent Picks

Plains-wanderer (Image ID 45758)
Plains-wanderer
Chris Young
Viewed: 71
Restless Flycatcher (Image ID 45746)
Restless Flycatcher
Mary Wheeler
Viewed: 55
Orange Chat (Image ID 45691)
Orange Chat
Ian Colley
Viewed: 99
New Holland Honeyeater (Image ID 45617)
New Holland Honeyeater
Stephen Garth
Viewed: 83
Chestnut-breasted Whiteface (Image ID 45598)
Chestnut-breasted Whiteface
Chris Young
Viewed: 201
Inland Thornbill (Image ID 45590)
Inland Thornbill
Woody Woodhouse
Viewed: 103
Plumed Whistling-Duck (Image ID 45575)
Plumed Whistling-Duck
Adam Higgins
Viewed: 101
Major Mitchell's Cockatoo (Image ID 45542)
Major Mitchell's Cockatoo
Tim Van Leeuwen
Viewed: 219
Southern Royal Albatross (Image ID 45524)
Southern Royal Albatross
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 253
Sacred Kingfisher (Image ID 45518)
Sacred Kingfisher
Mary Wheeler
Viewed: 236

CONTACT US

The easiest way to contact us is by emailing us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Our People page, in the About Us section, contains email links to each of the committee members.